According to one of campaign manager John Podesta’s recently released hacked emails, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns may have been on the short list of names being considered as Hillary Clinton’s running mate.
The website Wikileaks released the email Sunday, along with several other hacked emails from Podesta’s personal email account.
Burns had become the first African-American female CEO of a fortune 500 company when she took the position at Xerox in 2009; however, it is unclear whether she was actually approached to consider running for the position.
Additional names on the list, labeled as “a first cut of people worth considering,” included Julian Castro, the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Eric Holder, the former U.S. Attorney General; Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft; Clinton’s former Democratic opponent, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D – Vt.); and Clinton’s current running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D – Va.).
The Clinton campaign has questioned the accuracy of the controversial emails, which campaign officials have said were leaked by Russia in an effort to influence the upcoming presidential election in Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s favor.
Visit https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/16717 to view the full email, or take a look at the full list, as it appeared in the email, below.
Claire McKaskill [sic]
Corey [sic] Booker